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Bappaditya Ray, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is also the Chief and Medical Director of the Neurocritical Care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital at Dallas. 

Dr. Ray is a medical graduate from Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata, India. After his medical school he trained in Anatomy and Developmental Neurobiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. His research focus during this training was development of human auditory pathway with particular focus on early myelination in peripheral cochlear nerve. He moved to the US in 2007 and completed his Neurology residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock and Neurocritical Care fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. He is board certified in Neurology and Neurocritical Care by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

After completion of his clinical training Dr. Ray joined as an Assistant Professor in Neurology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City. He led in expansion the Neurocritical Care Unit at Oklahoma University Medical Center after becoming the medical director of the unit. He also was the medical director of clinical research in the department of Neurology and served in several leadership positions both in the department and the hospital. Subsequently, he moved back to UT Southwestern Medical Center as the medical director of the new Neurocritical Care Unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas. In addition, his academic appointment is as an Associate Professor in Neurology with secondary appointment in Neurological Surgery. 

His clinical interests include hemorrhagic stroke, coma, status epilepticus, acute neuromuscular disorders and traumatic brain injury. He has been involved in several investigator initiated projects in subarachnoid hemorrhage, acute ischemic stroke and also participates in multicenter clinical trials. His primary research interest include studying body's response to acute brain injury with special focus on hypercoagulability and immune response.

He also is involved in medical education through training medical students, residents and clinical fellows and mentors trainees in their research projects. He was awarded outstanding attending physician by neurology residents in 2018 and most influential medical educator by graduating neurology residents in 2015 at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City.

Dr. Ray is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, the Neurocritical Care Society, and the Society for Critical Care Medicine.


Medical School
Nilratan Sircar Medical College, India (2001)
Junior Resident
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (2005), Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2011), Neurology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013), Neurocritical Care

Research Interest

  • Activated platelets
  • Acute brain injury
  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Coma
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Systemic response after acute brain injury


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Bundled Treatments in Poor-Grade Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Do They Help?
Ray B, Neurocrit Care 2023 Aug
Strokes and Predictors of Outcomes.
Williams S, Glaser K, Ray B, Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 2023 Mar 35 1 1-15
Scoring system to predict hospital outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage-incorporating systemic response: The CRIG score.
Hathidara MY, Campos Y, Chandrashekhar S, Xu C, Olson DM, Venkatachalam A, Ray B, J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2022 May 31 8 106577
Developing new quantitative CT image markers to predict prognosis of acute ischemic stroke patients.
Danala G, Ray B, Desai M, Heidari M, Mirniaharikandehei S, Maryada SKR, Zheng B, J Xray Sci Technol 2022 Feb


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Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Attending Award, OU Neurology
    Best attanding physician awarded by all Neurology residents in clinical program at OU HSC (2018)
  • Most Influential Medical Educator Award, OU Neurology
    Awarded by graduating residents in Neurology (2015)
  • American Neurological Association Resident Symposium, American Neurological Association
    ANA award to attend annual meeting (2010)
  • Neurocritical Care Society Travel Grant recipient, Neurocritical Care Society
    Top 10 applicants to attend NCS meeting (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology (2008)
  • American Neurological Association (2018)
  • American Stroke Association (2010)
  • Neurocritical Care (2016)
  • Neurocritical Care Society (2009)
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine (2010)
  • Translational Stroke Research (2017)